Sweet and Simple Easter Table Setting

Part of setting a beautiful table is the napkins. Add some sweet charm to your tabletop with these easy to make paper bunnies, plain white cotton napkins, various ribbons, and some wooden clothespins decorated with craft paint polka dots made with a pencil eraser.

Plain white napkins beautifully adorned with watercolor paper bunnies, ribbons, and polka dot painted clothespins

Sweet and Simple Easter Tablescape

Entertaining is wonderful but sometimes you want to add a little extra something into the decor mix but don't have a lot of time or money.  If that sounds like you, I have a very simple idea that you can put together in no time using items from your craft stash.

Since Easter is the next big holiday I'm sharing a sweet and simple tablescape idea for napkin "rings" as part of the Make Something From Nothing monthly blog hop.

Sweet and Simple Table Setting Pflaltzgraff Grandma's Kitchen

This year I am going to be setting the table with one of my very favorite dish sets - Pfaltzgraff's Grandma's Kitchen.  I remember the first time I saw this set I wanted it so bad I could taste it (I couldn't really taste it but I did really, really want it!).  It took me over two years to save the money to buy two sets (service for 8) and by the time I had the money saved the set was discontinued. 🙁  I was finally able to find two sets and snatched them up but I would really love to someday have a service for 12.

Ribbons in jars separated by color family, craft paints, and wooden clothespins

Since this is a very colorful set with a lot of different design elements I wanted to add something to it that brought out some of the muted tones but would not be overwhelming.

Sweet and Simple - Easter Tablesetting White Cotton Napkins atop Pfaltzgraff plates in the pattern Grandma's Kitchen

I chose a plain set of white cotton napkins as the base.

Various spring colored pastel ribbons on a Pfaltzgraff Grandma's Kitchen luncheon plate

I searched my craft stash and decided to use some colorful ribbon, matching paints, old-fashioned clothes pins and a bunny cut out from a watercolorish scrapbook paper that matched my color scheme.  I used my Cricut to cut the bunnies in no time using a bunny template from Cricut Access.  I'm finally starting to use my Cricut and oh how I love it!

How-To Add Polka Dots to the Clothespins

Wooden clothespin being painted with a pencil eraser and yellow paint to make a polka dot pattern

For the clothespins, I used a pencil eraser to add colorful polka dots to each clothespin in different colors and allowed the clothespins to dry.Finished polka dot painted wooden Clothespins and Paper BunniesSweet and Simple Table Setting - Putting It All Together

I gathered my supplies:  the clothespins, ribbon, napkins and, bunnies and assembled them.

Completed Sweet and Simple Easter Napkin Idea - ribbon, clothespin, paper bunny and polka dots

I tied different colored ribbons about one-third of the way down each napkin having the bow or tie to one side.  I then placed the clothespin over the ribbon and used it to hold a paper rabbit in place.

Sweet and Simple Easter Tablesetting - cloth napkins, polka dot clothespins, ribbon and bunnies

Sweet and Simple - the perfect kind of table setting in my opinion.

Plain white cloth napkins with watercolor paper bunnies, ribbons, and polka dot wooden clothespins

After you're done visiting me here I would love for you to visit the other ladies on the hop and check out their beautiful Easter Ideas - Make Something from Nothing.

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  1. Jennifer @ Celebrating Everyday Life says:

    Oh MaryBeth, these napkin "rings" are PRECIOUS! Those old-fashioned clothespins are adorable dressed up for Easter with those sweet little bunnies! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Jennifer! You and Diane both said napkin rings....for some reason that did not click in my mind until I read it so now that's what I'm going with to describe this. xoxo

  2. I am so in love with your little polka-dotted napkin "ring" pins and stripped bunnies!! It is so incredibly creative and perfect with your charming dishes. XO

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Diane! xoxo